424B3 1 prospectussupplementno7033.htm 424B3 Document
Filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3)
Registration No. 333-239940
(to Prospectus dated July 27, 2020)
Nikola Corporation
Up to 249,843,711 Shares of Common Stock
This prospectus supplement supplements the prospectus dated July 27, 2020 (the “Prospectus”), which forms a part of our registration statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-239940). This prospectus supplement is being filed to update and supplement the information in the Prospectus with the information contained in our current report on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 22, 2023 (the “Current Report”). Accordingly, we have attached the Current Report to this prospectus supplement.
The Prospectus and this prospectus supplement relate to the offer and sale from time to time by the selling securityholders named in the Prospectus or their donees, pledgees, transferees or other successors in interest (the “Selling Securityholders”) of up to 249,843,711 shares of our common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (“Common Stock”), which includes (i) up to 6,640,000 shares held by certain persons and entities (the “Original Holders”) holding shares of Common Stock initially purchased by VectoIQ Holdings, LLC (the “Sponsor”) and Cowen Investments II, LLC (“Cowen Investments” and, together with the Sponsor, the “Founders”) in a private placement in connection with the initial public offering of VectoIQ Acquisition Corp. and (ii) 243,203,711 shares held by certain affiliates of the Company. We are registering the shares for resale pursuant to such stockholders’ registration rights under a Registration Rights and Lock-Up Agreement between us and such stockholders, which in addition to such registration rights, also provides for certain transfer and lock-up restrictions on such shares.
Our Common Stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “NKLA”. On September 21, 2023, the closing price of our Common Stock was $1.30.
This prospectus supplement updates and supplements the information in the Prospectus and is not complete without, and may not be delivered or utilized except in combination with, the Prospectus, including any amendments or supplements thereto. This prospectus supplement should be read in conjunction with the Prospectus and if there is any inconsistency between the information in the Prospectus and this prospectus supplement, you should rely on the information in this prospectus supplement.
See the section entitled “Risk Factors” beginning on page 7 of the Prospectus to read about factors you should consider before buying our securities.
Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus supplement or the Prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
The date of this prospectus supplement is September 22, 2023.

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 22, 2023
Nikola Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
    4141 E Broadway Road
    Phoenix, AZ    85040
    (Address of principal executive offices)    (Zip Code)

(480) 666-1038
(Registrant’s telephone number,
including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per shareNKLAThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b–2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b–2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On September 22, 2023, Nikola Corporation (the “Company”) expects to consummate the sale of $40,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of series A-2 senior convertible notes (the “Notes”) to an investor (the “Offering”) party to that certain Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of August 21, 2023 (the “Purchase Agreement”), which covers the sale of up to $325,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of senior convertible notes, in a registered direct offering. The Notes are convertible into shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (“Common Stock”), subject to certain conditions and limitations. The Company estimates that the net cash proceeds will be approximately $39.7 million from the closing of the Offering, after deducting the estimated expenses of the Offering. The Offering is being made by the Company directly to the investor, without an underwriter or placement agent. The Company will not pay any selling commission to any party in connection with the Offering. The Company does not currently expect to sell additional notes under the Purchase Agreement.
The Offering is being made pursuant to the Company’s existing shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-264068), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 14, 2022 (the “Registration Statement”). A prospectus supplement relating to the Offering, together with the accompanying base prospectus included in the Registration Statement has been filed with the SEC on September 22, 2023.
The Notes will be issued pursuant to the second supplemental indenture (the “Second Supplemental Indenture”), dated as of September 22, 2023, between the Company and Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, as trustee (the “Trustee”). The Second Supplemental Indenture supplements the indenture entered into by and between the Company and the Trustee, dated as of August 21, 2023 (the “Base Indenture”). The Notes will mature on September 22, 2024, subject to extension at the option of the noteholders in certain instances. With respect to the other material terms of the Notes, reference is made to the disclosure in Item 1.01 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 21, 2023, which is incorporated herein by reference.
The foregoing summaries of the Base Indenture, the Second Supplemental Indenture, the Notes and the Purchase Agreement do not purport to be complete and are subject to, and qualified in their entirety by, the full text thereof, as applicable, which are attached as Exhibits 4.1, 4.2 and 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant
The information set forth under Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K with respect to the issuance of the Notes is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit NumberExhibit Description
4.2Second Supplemental Indenture (including Form of Series A-2 Senior Convertible Note) by and between Nikola Corporation and Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, as trustee, dated September 22, 2023.
5.1Opinion of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
23.1Consent of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL).

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: September 22, 2023
By:/s/ Anastasiya Pasterick
Anastasiya Pasterick
Chief Financial Officer